Churn Dash Christmas Placemats

Dec 11, 2015 9:00:23 AM / by Connie Campbell

Hi everyone! This is Connie from Freemotion by the River. My AccuQuilt guest post is another fast and easy project that will be perfect for Christmas or....change the fabrics and use the placemats and table topper any time.

The Christmas placemats finish at 12" x 18" and the centerpiece is 17" square.

To create this project I used the following:

GO! Big Electric Fabric Cutter

GO! #55164 Churn Dash 9" die - which creates a whole block with just one die

GO! #55111 10" x 10" mat

GO! #55164 1", 1 1/2", and 2" inch Strip Cutter

GO! #55113 6" x 24" mat

GO! #55017 2 1/2 Strip Cutter

GO! 10" x 24" mat 


1/2 yard - Red
3/4 yard - Green
1/4 yard - Christmas print
1/4 yard - White print
1 yard - backing

Cut your fabrics a little wider than the area on the die that you will cut.


AccuQuilt GO! Big fabric cutter and the Churn Dash die


Use a 1/4 inch seam allowance.


AccuQuilt GO! BIG fabric cutter and a strip cutter die


Each Churn Dash block consists of:

  • 4 - half square triangles of the Christmas print
  • 4 - half square triangles of the White print
  • 4 - rectangles of the Red print
  • 4 - rectangles of the White print
  • 1 - square of the White print

To make four placemats and a centerpiece cut the following:

  • 20 - half square triangles of the Christmas print
  • 20 - half square triangles of the White print
  • 20 - rectangles of the Red print
  • 20 - rectangles of the White print
  • 4 - square of the White print

Sew the pieces together as shown below. Press your seams to the dark fabric.


How to piece the Churn Dash quilt block

Sew the Churn Dash blocks together and then add strips to one side


Here are the placemats with the strips added on one side.


Fast and easy pattern for 4 place mats


When making the centerpiece use the same amount of strips but put 1 - 1 1/2" and 1 - 2" on each side.

Make the center piece or table topper by adding the strips to both sides of the block


Using the GO! #55017 2 1/2" Strip Cutter, add a 2 1/2" x 17" strip of the Christmas print to the top and bottom.


How to make a beautiful table topper or center piece for your table


Layer placemats and centerpiece with batting and backing. Quilt as desired.

I also used the 2 1/2" strip cutter for the bindings.

It was warm enough outside to take a picture but.....too cold to eat out there!


Tutorial for the AccuQuilt placemats and center piece


I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and if you make anything please share it!


Tutorial for the placemats and table topper that are perfect for Christmas


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